2 vs. 3 kids?
My partner and I are considering trying to have a third child. We always envisioned having a large family but the realities of life with two kids has us thinking hard about whether we’d like to try to expand our brood. In addition to the cost of having three kids and the challenges of pregnancy and the postpartum period, we’re particularly concerned about the limits of time and energy on our parenting - essentially, whether we’ll be able to be good enough parents to three kids.
We’d love to hear from parents of 3 (or more) kids about what life is like for their families and their views in hindsight about having their third (or later) kid(s). Is there an age spacing you’ve seen work well? Pros or things that went well? Regrets or things you wish you’d have done differently? Suggestions about what we should be thinking about as we make this decision?
We’re also curious to hear from grown individuals who had two or more siblings about any of the above.